Category: Film

Evening Flix

Evening Flix

by / 13/05/13 / No Comments

Evening Flix comprises a series of movies examining the lives, works and worlds of various artists. Here’s a quick guide to what’s being shown.

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Film Review – Eternity

Film Review – Eternity

by / 06/05/13 / No Comments

While Alex Galvin’s new sci-fi feature proves to be a technical success, it falters on an emotional level due to some irritating performances and underwritten characters.

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Film Review – Rust and Bone

Film Review – Rust and Bone

by / 06/05/13 / No Comments

Rust and Bone really should have been titled Raw and Bloody—such is the level of realism and graphic imagery that prevails in this French film.

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Film Review – Antiviral

Film Review – Antiviral

by / 29/04/13 / 1 Comment

While it displays Brandon Cronenberg’s obvious talent, Antiviral never quite matches up to its more renowned genre-siblings.

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Documentary Edge Festival 2013

Documentary Edge Festival 2013

by / 29/04/13 / No Comments

For the purposes of your global education, here is Salient’s guide to the highlights of the Documentary Edge Film Festival 2013.

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I Give It a Year

I Give It a Year

by / 15/04/13 / No Comments

As a rom-com, it does the comedy well but the romance poorly.

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Film Review – Trance

Film Review – Trance

by / 15/04/13 / No Comments

Despite featuring a well-honed sense of visual flair, Trance is an appalling pile of drivel, assailing the audience with a chaotic story that never once makes you care about what’s going on.

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Film – What’s On

Film – What’s On

by / 08/04/13 / No Comments

Rust and Bone: The effervescent Marion Cotillard received considerable praise for her performance in this tale of a killer whale trainer who suffers a horrific accident, with Time pointing out that she “demonstrates again her eerie ability to write complex feelings on her face without grandstanding her emotions”. Trance: Danny Boyle returns to the silver [...]

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Film Review – Liberal Arts

Film Review – Liberal Arts

by / 08/04/13 / No Comments

Directed by Josh Radnor I was really looking forward to Liberal Arts, Josh Radnor’s second directorial feature, after a glowing round of reviews that promised a clever indie rom-com that would make me lust after my own oedipal trajectory for more than four seconds. Unfortunately, it’s just a Garden State for the Peter Pan generation—that [...]

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Film Review – No

Film Review – No

by / 08/04/13 / No Comments

Directed by Pablo Larrain Given enough time, most events will offer themselves as perfect analogies for contemporary reflection. Filmmakers are as acutely aware as historians of the resources of the past, but the wisdom in claiming them is not without conditions. Director Oliver Stone spectacularly misjudged the worth of revisiting 9/11 after only five years. [...]

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